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Dial Acne Control Bar Soap (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dial Acne Control Bar Soap (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 2014 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Dial Acne Control Bar Soap (2014 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good
SALICYLIC ACID
Appeared as: SALICYLIC ACID (ACNE TREATMENT)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) JUICE
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS JUICE (ORANGE)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

None

Limited

None

None

Robust

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID

None

Limited
TALLOW FATTY ACID
Appeared as: TALLOW ACID

None

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) JUICE
Appeared as: CITRUS PARADISI JUICE (GRAPEFRUIT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

Robust

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0% (Acne Treatment). Inactive Ingredients: Soap: Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Palmate, Water, Glycerin, PEG-8, Coconut Acid, Palm Acid, Tallow Acid, Palm Kernel Acid, Fragrance, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Juice (Orange), Citrus Paradisi Juice (Grapefruit), Passiflora Edulis Fruit Juice, Sodium Chloride, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Yellow 5, Red 4

Directions from packaging:

Cleanse twice a day. Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Massage face gently. Rinse thoroughly.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only.Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product. This may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor.When using this product avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs flush thoroughly with water.Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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